overall
100
100
style
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oostvleteren, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2169   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In the early 1900s, the village of De Panne, close to the French border, was famous for two things -- the Pannepots, or fishing boats, that could be seen along the coast, and the unique dark ale enjoyed by the local fishermen. Our Old Fishermans Ale is a tribute to these hardy sailors and their rich, flavorful brew. Unfiltered. Unpasteurized. Bottle-conditioned in 33cl and 75cl.

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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stefano (1986) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2008 Draught at EBF 2008. Muddy brown in colour, tan head. Fantastic combination of fruit, cake, fruitcake and chocolate. Very smooth, complex flavor. Figs, raisins, vanilla, and sherry. Wonderful beer indeed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Pours a murky brown with minimal tan head. Nose is dark fruits, toffee, spicy yeast and alcohol. Taste is all spice, ripe plums, brown sugar and raisins with a sweet, alcohol finish. Medium, prickly mouth feel. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 2006 bottle. Dark chestnut/mahogany pour with a soapy khaki head. Belgian yeast and toasty malt in the aroma - lots of fruit complexity. Dates, pear, cider. Some faint bittersweet chocolate. Mildly spiced background with a sweetness and nuttiness up front. Flavor is quite complex also - toffee and toast. Overripe stone fruit through the middle of the flavor which gives way to offensive effervescence and then alcohol. Minimally bitter. Maybe a tiny bit to sweet to be called balanced, but still excellent. Classic BSA, excellent beer. Rerate - really a rich beer. Sweet and honeyed flavor. Earthy and musty. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baggio (337) - norrtlje, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2008
[email protected], 2006 vintage Appearance: Black with a huuuuge, rich, head that sticks to the glass. Aroma: Woaa. Lots going on here. Apples, cherries, nutmeg, prunes, yeast, coffee and sugar. Flavor: Nuts, roasted malt, coffee, cherries, pepper, figs. Palate: Thick and creamy with medium carbonation. Oh man. A beer that actually lives up to it’s reputation. This beer made me feel all happy inside as i slowly sipped away on it. Incredibly complex and well-tasting beer. Best one in a while!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2009 Pours a deep, dark brown-black, dissapearing tan head. Smell is warming and cozy, spices, yeasty and roasted malt. Taste superb, lots of spices, cinnamon, dark fruits, raisens, pine, oak, xmas pudding sweetness with malts, yeast and a pleasing slight hoppiness in the finish. More flavours than you can shake a stick at, a moderately alcoholic finish. An excellent and unique beer that gets better every time (I originally had this beer at about 4.5 but Ive tried 4/5 bottles since and it gets better every time).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4694) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2008
Bottle. Black beer with a malty and roasted aroma, and a very rich and malty flavour. Overall a nice rich and roasted beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Pours dark, dark mahogany brown with a rocky one-finger tan head that lingers for a while leaving lots of lacing. The smell has a huge sweet caramel malt base with tons dark fruits in there, figs and grapes with a complimentary candied sugar sweetness. I got some spices in the nose but not a dominant aroma for me. The taste has more of the spice character with an opening candied sugar and dark fruit sweetness. There is a heavy roasted malt backbone in the middle with spices lingering in the finish with a faint sour hint as well. Very complex flavor and quite enjoyable. Mouthfeel is incredible - smooth enough to coat your mouth with flavor, but with enough carbonation to keep it dancing on the palate. This is a big, complex beast of a quad and one of the best Ive had. Its definitely a sipper but one that I highly recommend.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
(Dgust avec french tickler) Une biere de couleur brune fonc avec un mince collet non collant. Odeur surette, pices, canelle, rubarbe, sucre et un peu de sel. Gout tres crmeux, un peu pics, sel et un peu d’alcohol.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2008
Chocolatey brown colour and lovely foam make this an enticing looking beer and the enticing aroma makes me want to take an everlasting dive into my duvel glass. Roasty, sweet aroma with raisins and a vinous quality really got me all teary eyed, i had to restrict myself because i was in the company of men. The taste, oh the taste, there is everything in here that I want. The palate is perfectly soft, the rich malty taste, fruits, chocolate, so many notes here that i stop counting and just enjoy the hell out of the experience. So to make a long ramble tolerably short, I am gay for Pannepot.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2008
Edition 2007.
Dark colored brew. Fruity, sweet aroma. Flavor is very nice. Good balanced brew. Smooth, creamy, fruity, sweet and some very nice bitterness to blend it all together. I’m lucky to have some of those for specials days,


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